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Relevant-Cake-2097

"Fiction is fun to logically dissect" -pope vin diesel


ToastedN4me

I'm gonna say something here that I will apologize for now, but wasn't the standard roman crucifixion method with a capital T shaped cross so they would have been hurt by capital T until it changed?


Elcordobeh

Most where X's. Its perfect, no ropes needed, you can put the nails on parts where they wouldnt have broken tissue (the meaty parts on the heel, full of nervous endings and below the wrists between the 2 bones of the forearm).


mranxiousallthetime

Ok dr.frankenstein. sheesh somebody's got a strong stomach.


ILIEKDEERS

Had this described to me in church as young as 10.


dakb1

Why did they wait so long? Most catholics have to start listening to it 6 months before they're baptised


ILIEKDEERS

Well, maybe because I’m not catholic lol


Elcordobeh

I mean, the T pose ain't as gruesome as the X pose ngl.


Andy-Matter

And quite a few crucifixions just straight up took place on trees along trade roads to put fear into traders so they would give the Romans fair deals


Wolfmans-Gots-Nards

Also no headrest, cuz fuck em that’s why.


dj_chino_da_3rd

The castlevania Netflix series gives a great response to this. They basically say that vamps have a hard time when looking at sigils and symbols. So any kind of complex or intricate pattern would work on any vamp. Crosses work on the most basic level, and the more complex the more it’ll do.


Billiamski

Do that's why calculus hurts?


Dan_S04

This is it…


Wolfmans-Gots-Nards

Geometric shapes, says Belmont.


TIJMOO

Ah so thats why this method is so effective https://youtu.be/HAom8ws8qp4


Candid-Environment-1

Iirc the original lore of vampires began from deviants who partook the blood of Christ after his death but before burial. God punished them for this sin by making them unable to go out into the sun and the crucifix became harmful to them due to their transgression against the son of god. Flowing water is another one because the flow of water represents as in many religions death and the afterlife


dakb1

I think you're describing the plot of Dracula 2001


MaximusArusirius

Vampires appear in tales from many different cultures throughout history and have nothing to do with Jesus.


UndeterminedError

Yes, which is why this is the earliest *christian* lore.


dakb1

Where are you getting it from? Genuinely curious


Mitterand_Is_Fascist

that the post is talking about christian vampires, of course non christian vampies aren't supposed to be affected by christians cross


Wolfmans-Gots-Nards

African vampires hover over the ground and have blue skin


DI0nysOO2

They can also stop time and throw road rollers


Ok-Cookie6743

I'm giving you an upvote but I'm not happy about it.


ArteBo1

Though christianity had spread to wallachia and transylvania at the point when vampires were made up


ilovehentai177013

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Phrueschtyk

Lower case t's hadn't yet been invented in those days.


mr_negative_butreal

What the fuck are lower t's


hellbentfortrevor80

Crosses, i believe. It took me a a moment, to get it too!


mr_negative_butreal

Ahhhh ok thx


Matematt3

I don't get it. Context anybody?


unlimitedschlongs

1. Vampires are classically weak to the Christian cross 2. Jesus dead = cross becomes important (crucifixion and all) 3. Jesus Dead = crosses become christian = vampire ouchie


DoodPare

I’m five, thanks for explaining it to me.


friedhobo

I don’t get it


Wolfmans-Gots-Nards

Don’t worry, none of these things are real.


Wolfmans-Gots-Nards

I love the Castlevania explanation that geometric shapes mess with the predatory vision of vampires. Also the silver-backed mirror thing is fun too. Anyway, a cross freaking out a vampire like fences freak out cat vision would reinforce the ignorant belief that god exists and vampires somehow are satanic. So my thesis is concluded.


Shoddy_Researcher654

but thats the thing isnt it he was a devout christian who went on crusades in the name of christ


Feras47

wair can't a vampire find religion ?